The Met Gala, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has always been considered one of the most spectacular events in the fashion world. It was scheduled for the first Monday in May, the 4th to be precise, but like many other spring shows it was canceled due to Covid-19. From La Scala in Milan to Carnegie Hall in New York, many institutions have now adopted drastic measures, canceling or postponing all events, to try to slow down the spread of this pandemic. And the same Met, last Thursday, had already announced the closure of the museum after two employees had shown the first symptoms of the virus.
In an internal e-mail sent to the Met staff on the afternoon of Monday 16 March, it was announced that the museum “will remain closed until Saturday 4 April”. Not only. Since the institutions dedicated to disease control and prevention stated a few days ago that there should be no meetings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks, the museum has decided, according to a MET spokesman, that “all programs and events until May 15 will be canceled or postponed, “including the gala.
Anna Wintour confirmed it in Vogue: “The inauguration of the exhibition of the Costume Institute, which this year was entitled About Time, will not take place on the scheduled date, due to the inevitable and responsible decision of the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors “Vogue Us, however, will give a preview of this extraordinary exhibition in the next May issue. Stay tuned!